- January 19, 2018
- 7:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
1187 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
How does the trauma of slavery continue to impact African Americans today? Join Joy DeGruy and Denise Boston for this conversation examining how centuries of racism, oppression, and violence have led to contemporary social problems and structural inequalities that continue to negatively affect African Americans.
Understand how transgenerational trauma and systems of oppression have heavily influenced our current moment, from racial disparities in our prisons, to the racial education gap, to social justice movements like Black Lives Matter.
If you are looking to add-on a deeper exploration of these topics, we are also offering African American Transgenerational Trauma, a weekend workshop with Joy DeGruy at CIIS January 20-21 with CEs available. Learn tools to broaden your understanding of this issue, inform your practice, empower communities, and lay the foundation necessary to ensure the sustained health and well-being of future generations.
Joy DeGruy, PhD, holds a doctorate in social work research. She is an assistant professor at Portland State University and is a member of the international faculty for London's Department of Health. With more than twenty years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work, she provides practical insight into various cultural and ethnic groups that form the basis of contemporary society. Dr. DeGruy's workshops also go far beyond the topic of cultural sensitivity; she provides specialized clinical work in areas of mental health and ecological resilience.
Denise Boston, PhD, RDT, is Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor in Counseling Psychology at CIIS. She has been instrumental in developing arts-based programming and Rites of Passage trainings to promote wellness among African American youth and families. Dr. Boston's most recent research has been in collaboration with the Glide Foundation Family, Youth, and Family Center. It has been funded by the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation and the Technology Credit Union.